From Pluggd.in Forum: A visit to Croma store looking for a Kindle

Looking for a Kindle at the Croma Store.

Loaded with just enough cash to purchase a Kindle should the Croma salesman sound convincing enough. Here I should state clearly that I ALREADY own a Nook Simple Touch( I love it) and I have previously also used a Kindle Keyboard. So it is safe to say that I am well aware of Amazon’s offering over other retail choices. 

I planned on spending some time at the store and giving a thorough test to the device should I decide to buy it. But I was in and out of the store in under 10 minutes.

Why it turned out to be a bad user experience for me

1. The Croma store actually had no Kindle at all. By that I don’t mean a for-sale model. They did NOT have a Kindle in the entire store, not even a test unit.

2. The staff was poorly informed. The poor rep kept avoiding my questions and finally seeing my persistence decided to do a Google search for “Croma Retail Kindle” on a demo PC which led him to Croma’s product page for Kindle.

3. No hype in-store. Every product launch is marked by in store deals, flyers and other merchandise to entice the customer towards either the actual launch event or just to create awareness about the presence of a new device. But the Croma store was bland looking as ever. 

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